Manchester City star Fernandinho has confirmed that he would meet up with the coaching staff of the Brazilian national team following the weekend’s Premier League clash against Arsenal. The 33-year-old has not featured for the South American nation since the summer World Cup with manager Tite previously indicating that the midfielder has been hurt by the abuse from the supporters on social media.
“For me, it’s always a pleasure to speak to them, because besides the professionalism, we have a very good relationship and friendship. I am sure that at the right time, both you (the press) and the Brazilian public will know if I will continue playing for the Seleção or not.” he was quoted as saying by the publication. Fans were given the chance to bet on the lieklihood of a return to the national side, with a neds code bonus helping to get you odds of upto 10/1 on some sites.
Fernandinho was usually influential towards the Citizens’ historic Premier League triumph with 100 points last term and that has continued with another solid campaign this term. Nonetheless, with the trailing age, the Brazilian has been guilty of making mistakes every now and then and recently, he conceded a needless penalty which contributed to the club’s shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United.
Despite this, Pep Guardiola’s team are still within title contention with five points separating them from leaders Liverpool, who could not fully capitalise on their Citizens’ defeat. The Merseyside outfit appeared on course to secure a triumph after taking the lead within two minutes through Sadio Mane, but they were thereafter pegged back by Harry Maguire before the break which remained the outcome for the rest of the game.